The Texas boys high school basketball regular season has come to an end and with it comes the dawn of the second season, the Texas high school basketball playoffs.
In the coming days, teams across the area will compete in bi-district, and possibly area, playoff games.
The Summer Creek Bulldogs boys basketball team won the District 22-6A championship this year despite losing a long district win streak in a game against Atascocita. Now, at 31-5 and with a district record of 15-1, the Bulldogs will begin the playoffs on Tuesday night as one of the favorites to win the state title.
Their bi-district playoff opponents will be the Channelview Falcons, who finished tied for third in District 21-6A but ended up with the fourth seed from that district. The game will be Tuesday night at Crosby High School. The winner of this game will play the winner of a game between Ridge Point and Tompkins in the area round.
Though the Atascocita Eagles boys basketball team lost a chance at the District 22-6A title when they were defeated by Kingwood, the Eagles remain a strong team and another of the favorites to win the state title. They finished the regular season 30-5 and 14-2 in district play, and their season also includes two wins in three matchups against the Bulldogs.
The Eagles’ first playoff opponent will be the Beaumont West Brook Bruins, who finished 25-10 and 9-5 in 21-6A. This game will be Monday night at Beaumont United High School and the winner faces Elsik or Clear Lake.
The Kingwood Mustangs finished third in 22-6A, but come into the playoffs strong after beating Atascocita late in the season.
The Mustangs will open the playoffs against North Shore, who finished a very strong second in 21-6A. The game will be Tuesday night at C.E. King High and the winner will play Dickinson or Alief Hastings.
Meanwhile, in Class 3A playoffs, the Huffman Hargrave Falcons have a neutral game against Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday night, Feb. 24. They beat the Tarkington Longhorns at home with a score of 51-43 on Feb. 18 and have an outstanding 30-3 record for the season.